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BLOCK H | Double Feature - Jeopardy! & Family Ties 

Saturday, March 25 | 2 - 4 PM 

Winthrop University | Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Screenings & Awards

Locarno Film Festival • Ajyal Film Festival • Ale Kino! Young Audience Festival • ALFILM • AmDocs • Anibar • Animac Animation Festival • Animateka Animation Festival • Animax Skopje Fest • Animist • Ashland Independent Film Festival • Beirut Cinema Days Festival • Bengaluru Film Festival • BlackStar Film Festival • Busan Short Film Festival • Cartoon Club • Cartoons on the Bay • Cork International Film Festival • Diaspora Film Festival • El Gouna Film Festival • Elbe Dock Film Festival • Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival • Film Fest Gent • Filmfest Bremen • Filmfest Dresden • Foyle Film Festival • Gimli Film Festival • GLAS Animation Festival • Golden Apricot Film Festival • Guanajuato Film Festival • Hofer Filmtage • HollyShorts Film Festival • Huesca Short Film Festival • Imaginaria • Insomnia Animation Festival • Ischia Global Film Festival • ITFS Stuttgart Animation Festival • Karama Human Rights Film Festival • Kerala Film Festival • Kwetu Animation Film Festival • Leiden Shorts • Malmö Arab Film Festival • Nemaf Seoul ALT Cinema Festival • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles • Oakville Film Festival • Palestine Cinema Days • Palm Springs ShortFest • PÖFF Shorts – Black Nights • Premiers Plans Film Festival • Radio City Film Festival • Reel Palestine Film Festival • Regard Short Film Festival • San Diego Arab Film Festival • San Gio Verona Film Festival • Sehsüchte Student Film Festival • SPARK Animation Festival • Split Film Festival • Torino Film Festival • Two Riversides Film and Art Festival • Wairoa Maori Film Festival • Zabut Animation Festival • Zinebi Bilbao Film Festival

Cast & Crew

PUPPETRY | 2021 | 15 min. 57 sec. 


COUNTRY | Germany, Jordan, State of Palestine, Qatar 

LANGUAGE | Arabic 

PRODUCERS | Fabian Driehorst, Jessica Neubauer, Saleh Saleh 

DIRECTOR | Ahmad Saleh 

WRITER | Ahmad Saleh 

CAST | Hiam Abbass, Salma Saleh, Rafia H. Oraidi


The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

About the Director

Ahmad Saleh is a Palestinian/German writer and director. His first film, HOUSE, 2012 was nominated for the German Short Film Award and his second film, AYNY, 2016 won the Student Academy Award. Recently he finished his third short film, NIGHT and is developing his first feature.

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